The big knitting project I took with me to Suriname is this crescent shape shawl, Walk on the Moon. The original design was sold as a kit on the Wollmeise website. In the meantime you can also buy the pattern seperately from the site Arlene's lace.
The design uses three colors. I bought kit 1; three shades of red (Merlot-Himbeere-Ruby Thursday). But I wanted to choose my own colors.
The problem is that Wollmeise lace is sold in big, 300g hanks. I had these two colors in my stash, bright orange and blackish brown. Normally, brown and orange is a good combination, but not these two. And what thirth color could work with these?
Other knitters had the same problem as I had, too much yarn of one color, and the desire to knit a 3-colored shawl. So we started a swap: everybody divided her hank in three balls; and everything was sent to a lady in the UK. She re-arranged the yarn. And this is what I ended up with: Fritzi Frizzante (teal) - Schwefel (olive?) and Cassis (reddish purple). Hmm. Not quite there yet. Maybe I need to buy some extra yarn?
Rachel can sell me some Ballerina, a blueish purple.
Or Roter Himbeermund? It's a pinkish red, slightly variegated.
een rest 'ein klein wenig verrucht', indigo met paarse tinten.
I also have some 'ein klein wenig verrucht'; a leftover from knitting a big square shawl. It's a dark indigo with purple streaks.
Maybe that could work with Neptun dark, a teal shade?
Finally I settle for Schwefel, Cassis and Zartbitter. The last one looks a lot like the darkbrown I swapped away...
This is how the shawl looked like when I came home from Suriname. Basically the same as when I left.
And 3 weeks later ... we have had some very nice knittingweather lately (not so nice weather basically, it should be spring now).
On that one day that we have a little bit of sunshine I asked my house photographer to take some pictures. But I could still wear a shawl!